Denver governor has proclaimed May as “Nuggets May-nia Month.” While it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like Rocktober, it’s a modest attempt to get the city interested in a sport other than football. Even when John Elway showed up to introduce the “new number 7″ it seemed there was a bigger ovation for him than any of the Nuggets. A Nuggets flag was hoisted over the capitol and streets around the Pepsi Center have been painted with slogans. Denver has certainly realized what kind of run these Nuggets are going on, and you can’t go anywhere without seeing a Billups shirt or a Birdman jersey. Tickets were sold out just minutes after going on sale to the public.
Saturday the Nuggets will look to extend their home winning streak and go up 2-1 to the Los Angeles Lakers. The last time these Nuggets lost at home was on March 9th against the Houston Rockets by only 2 points. The Lakers are going to have to overcome the electric Pepsi Center crowd, the mile high altitude and the best bench in basketball to take a game in Denver. JR and Bird have been quiet so far, but they’re going to be pumped up by the crowd donned in faux hawks and Birdman shirts.
On another, somewhat illegal, note. A few of these “Kobe stop crying” signs have been showing up around Denver thanks to some enthusiastic citizens.